Possession of Marijuana – Michigan
The war on drugs continues. Police are out and actively looking for teens and adults using marijuana. In many jurisdictions police are still making arrests even if someone has a valid medical marijuana card.
At Aaron J. Boria, PLLC, we believe that people should be given a second chance. We also believe that someone’s life should not be turned upside down because of some weed. We are not here to judge you; we are here to help you.
Call Michigan marijuana defense lawyer, Aaron J. Boria today (734) 453-7806.
Believe it or not, a possession of marijuana conviction carries penalties that are harsher then those of a drinking and driving offense.
The maximum possible penalty for possession of marijuana is a full year in jail and fines of up to $2,000.oo or more.
A conviction for marijuana also means that your driver license will be suspended for six months.
A conviction for marijuana also means that your ability to obtain a student loan could be put on hold.
Arrested for Marijuana
In order to prove possession of marijuana the prosecuting attorney must show beyond a reasonable doubt that:
First, the defendant possessed a controlled substance.
Possession can be proven two ways. The person has actual physical control of the marijuana, or the person has the right to control the marijuana, even though it is in a different room or place. Possession may be sole, where one person alone possesses the marijuana. Possession may be joint, where two or more people each share possession. It is not enough if the defendant merely knew about the marijuana; the defendant possessed the marijuana only if they had control of it or the right to control it, either alone or together with someone else.
Second, that the substance possessed was marijuana.
Third, that the defendant knew that they were in possession of marijuana.
Fourth, that the substance was in a mixture that weighed________.
Marijuana lawyer, Aaron J. Boria has defended countless men, women, and teens charged with possession of marijuana with fantastic results. The majority of the marijuana cases we take on are dismissed.
To date, we have been able to keep out clients out of jail charged with possession of marijuana. In the majority of cases our client’s driver license is not affected, nor is their ability to get a student loan.
Most of our clients do not have a criminal record when we are done because the record is suppressed and only accessible by that client in person with identification. This means that those clients do not have to ever disclose that they were ever charged.
Call (734) 453-7806 today for a free consultation.